The Upper East Side’s & the Hamptons’ dining hotspots
Upper East Side hotspot T-Bar Steak & Lounge is noted for its perfect execution of classic dishes and has been warmly embraced by New Yorkers since it first opened its doors in 2007. The restaurant’s Executive Chef Ben Zwicker, previously of the Four Seasons, Aureole and Petrossian, makes T-Bar’s classic steakhouse fare relevant and exciting while also putting his unique twist onto other classic dishes. Following CDC guidelines, T-Bar is open for both indoor and outdoor dining, as well as delivery.
Owner Tony Fortuna celebrated 20 years of owning the space on the corner of 73rd Street and 3rd Avenue in April 2015, previously known as The Lenox Room. T-Bar is a well-loved mainstay, still buzzing with its loyal following night after night. Fortuna says there is no magic formula to achieve this sort of long-running success.
“I think guests trust our kitchen and love our relaxed but vibrant atmosphere,” he said.
Diners are able to begin a meal at T-Bar with its unique spin on thin crust pizza or enjoy its classic take on Guacamole to split with the table. T-Bar also redefines the classic kale salad by including apple and sesame in it while drizzling it in a sumptuous chili-lime vinaigrette. Also available on its delectable appetizer menu are the popular tiger shrimp cocktail, yellowfin tuna tartare and Vietnamese shrimp roll.
A meal at T-Bar Steak & Lounge would not be complete without ordering a favorite from The Steak Bar, which features an impressive range of superbly-cooked, certified black angus cuts of beef including its black angus porterhouse for two served with your choice of steak sauce, béarnaise sauce or poivre sauce. T-Bar offers wealth of additional American classics, including its signature crusted tuna served with soy, herb grilled branzino or its roasted free range chicken.
After a successful 2019 Summer season, the team from T-Bar Steak and Lounge made their return to Southampton. Just like its sister restaurant on New York’s Upper East Side, T-Bar Southampton offers guests outstanding cuisine in a casual yet elegant space, and the outdoor terrace and garden make it the quintessential location for evening cocktails.
The COVID-19 pandemic created new challenges for restaurants, but T-Bar Southampton is ready to serve the best classic cuisines with a modern twist. T-Bar Southampton is following the strict CDC and Health Department guidelines. To comply with these guidelines, T-Bar Southampton’s outside patio dining is adequately spaced to maintain social distancing, and for those still nervous going out to eat, T-Bar Southampton is also offering takeout options.
T-Bar Southampton builds on the well-earned reputation of its New York City namesake. The menu features a wide range of dishes, ranging from well-cooked renditions of classics to refined and inventive plates, providing the ultimate dining experience. The menu also boasts numerous other American classics including the signature crusted tuna served with soy, wasabi rémoulade and seaweed salad and the chicken Milanese made with chopped salad and lemon.
While T-Bar Southampton serves plenty of the favorite dishes found at the Upper East Side flagship location, it also has tantalizing salad dishes, such as the watermelon salad with feta cheese, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette.
Cap the evening off with irresistible desserts like the must-try banana parfait millefeuilles with coconut and caramel sauce or the decadent strawberry sundae served with shortcake, meringue, brandy and cream.